Ronnie Marsh, 19-year-old University of Kansas freshman football player, won the Kansas City Golden Gloves heavyweight boxing title by confusing his opponents with his switch-hitting fighting style, scored three straight TKOs in the first two minutes.
Greg Mather, 21, Navy football end and place-kicking specialist from Woodland Hills, Calif., put the shot 54 feet 1½ inches during the Virginia Military Institute Winter Relays at Lexington, Va., broke the old Relays record set by Ed Cooke of Maryland in 1958.
Janie Pegel, skipper-housewife from Lake Geneva, Wis., won three of four races and beat 28 male rivals to win DN class in Northwest Ice Yacht Regatta on Lake Saint Clair, near Detroit. Among also-rans in Skeeter class: Sailmaker Robert Pegel, her husband.
Lance Zepp, 20-year-old handball player from Akron, won the National Young Men's Christian Association singles championship by upsetting top-seeded Dick Langdon of Minneapolis in the title match. Zepp's father won the same event during the 1950 tourney.
February 26, 1962
Bob Duffy, Colgate U. basketball guard from Katonah, N.Y., an A student majoring in Russian, broke the school alltime one-game scoring record with 48 points against Rochester, went on to beat the college-career totals of Jack Nichols and Ernie Vandeweghe.
Charles Smith, 18-year-old U. of Texas student and weekend polo player, the son of famous 10-goal star Cecil Smith, scored five goals during the final game to lead Leonard Brothers Ranch of Eagle Pass, Texas to victory in a polo tournament at San Antonio.